Taranaki Champs 2016

Taranaki Champs 2016

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Taranaki Champs were held at Fitzroy beach, commencing last Thursday night with boat, canoe and double ski. Saturday afternoon saw board rescue and tube rescue, with the rest of the program being run on Sunday. The weather was very hot over all the days, and surf conditions just enough to make it interesting.

All our competitors really got into the racing, putting themselves on the line time and again. It was especially great to see the new life guards not only turning up to race, but racing exceptionally well, and achieving Taranaki titles. Likewise it was also good to see some of our more senior members putting their bodies on the line, and being well in the chaise.

Fitzroy came out victorious in a very impressive manner, almost on double the points of East End who were in second place, with NPOB third.

Much of this achievement was due to the good and positive club atmosphere, and the ‘lets get in there’ attitude.
As always we owe a debt of thanks to all those that helped, especially the officials, without whom the event would not run. Brian was particularly diligent with his help, and his organisation keep the races running in timely fashion.
Also a mention to Jo Brimelow for coordinating the catering.

You can see the full 2016_taranakichamps_results.

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Fitzroy Focus

Eastern Regional Championships.

Mount Maunganui

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The main beach at Mount Maunganui once again hosted the Eastern Regional Championships. The two days of the event had totally different weather conditions. The heat of Saturday saw the mercury rising into the 30’s, and starting the beach events mid day, meant very hot feet in the sand.
Sunday’s conditions were significantly chilled by rain, which did eventually clear.
The surf conditions however were consistent, with a brutal pounding shore dump, that bruised bodies and broke equipment, even of the best athletes.
Fitzroy had a team of 26 on the beach along side over 900 other clubbies, representing 39 clubs. ERC’s is certainly a rehearsal for Nationals.

Podium Finishes

Place Event Competitor
Gold medals  U19 M Beach Relay Javon McCallum / Chad Collop / Bevan Spragg /  Thomas Cole
U19 M Ski Thomas Cole
Silver Medals U16 M Beach Sprint Bevan Spragg
U19 W Canoe Aleisha Sadler /  Sophie Jury / Brooke McAuley / Paige Shotter
Bronze medal  U19 2km run Emma Crewe

Taranaki Championships

Fitzroy Surf Club

This weekend, Fitzroy will be hosting the Taranaki Championships.
Starting on Thursday at 5pm with boat and canoe, the competition continues over Saturday and Sunday, culminating on Monday with IRB’s. If you’re not competing come down and support the team.


New Zealand Representative Challenge

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The inter-provincial championships saw a Youth and a senior team from each of the nine provinces competing on Monday. This is the first time for a few years that such a competition has been held, and the events were slightly variant to the normal Nationals events. Despite a drizzly Monday morning the beach was packed with spectators, and they were not disappointed. The Taranaki competitors held their own in many of the events, snatching some of the honours from the ‘Big Guns’.
Over all the Northern Region won both the Senior and Youth events, with Bay of Plenty not too far behind. Our Youth team placed third over all and the Senior team fourth. Fitzroy was well represented in both teams, with 6 of the 12 athletes in the Open team and 8 of the 12 in the Youth team.
Congratulations to Keely O’Keeffe, Natalie Walsh, Cassie Wilson, Thomas Cole, Abe Larsen, Gregor Park, Zac Reid, Bevan Spragg, for their selection into the Youth team, and Ariana Kereopa, Flossie Lundon-Moore, Sarah Wilson, Chad Collop, Javon McCallum, Scott Murfitt, for their selection into the Senior team.

See full placings and points here


This week’s reminder

If you use club gear, you are responsible for putting it away (and this includes after away-meets).


Alison Cole
Email; secretary@fitzroyslsc.co.nz
Txt/ph; 021 777856

 

 

NZ Rep Challenge

New Zealand Representative Challenge

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The inter-provincial championships saw a Youth and a senior team from each of the nine provinces competing on Monday. This is the first time for a few years that such a competition has been held, and the events were slightly variant to the normal Nationals events. Despite a drizzly Monday morning the beach was packed with spectators, and they were not disappointed. The Taranaki competitors held their own in many of the events, snatching some of the honours from the ‘Big Guns’.
Over all the Northern Region won both the Senior and Youth events, with Bay of Plenty not too far behind. Our Youth team placed third over all and the Senior team fourth. Fitzroy was well represented in both teams, with 6 of the 12 athletes in the Open team and 8 of the 12 in the Youth team.
Congratulations to Keely O’Keeffe, Natalie Walsh, Cassie Wilson, Thomas Cole, Abe Larsen, Gregor Park, Zac Reid, Bevan Spragg, for their selection into the Youth team, and Ariana Kereopa, Flossie Lundon-Moore, Sarah Wilson, Chad Collop, Javon McCallum, Scott Murfitt, for their selection into the Senior team.

See full placings and points here

Eastern Regional Champs

Eastern Regional Championships.

Mount Maunganui

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The main beach at Mount Maunganui once again hosted the Eastern Regional Championships. The two days of the event had totally different weather conditions. The heat of Saturday saw the mercury rising into the 30’s, and starting the beach events mid day, meant very hot feet in the sand.
Sunday’s conditions were significantly chilled by rain, which did eventually clear.
The surf conditions however were consistent, with a brutal pounding shore dump, that bruised bodies and broke equipment, even of the best athletes.
Fitzroy had a team of 26 on the beach along side over 900 other clubbies, representing 39 clubs. ERC’s is certainly a rehearsal for Nationals.

Podium Finishes

Place Event Competitor
Gold medals  U19 M Beach Relay Javon McCallum / Chad Collop / Bevan Spragg /  Thomas Cole
U19 M Ski Thomas Cole
Silver Medals U16 M Beach Sprint Bevan Spragg
U19 W Canoe Aleisha Sadler /  Sophie Jury / Brooke McAuley / Paige Shotter
Bronze medal  U19 2km run Emma Crewe

Fitzroy Focus


Taranaki vs Northern Districts

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Oakura Beach was busy with competition this weekend.

The Northern District clubs put together a strong team to come down and challenge the best of our region in a one off competition. With a slightly different angle to the usual carnivals, this event was fast, interesting and exciting. The sun came out, but unfortunately so did a pesky breeze, and as usual Oakura rolled in a few good waves to add to fun.
The Northern guys eventually got the better of us, but everyone was a winner with extra practice as we count down the weeks to Nationals. Thanks goes to the Aucklanders’ for making the effort to travel, and for being such good sports. And thanks to the officials for once again being there to make it all happen. That was Saturday. Sunday we did it all again.
This time the competition was NPOB carnival. The weather was a scorcher, with the breeze dropping, but the surf rising. With a few big sets coming through and a mean beach dump, there were a few casualties amongst the competitors. The Auklanders returned for day two, and once again took the honours. East End finished second, with us third, ahead of NPOB.


Junior Central Regional Champs

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Also at Oakura on Saturday, for the first time a Junior Central Regional Championships was held. With teams of under 14’s coming from as far afield as Ocean Beach Kiwi, the event was a scale up from the local carnivals, and a good rehearsal for Oceans.


Eastern Regional Champs

The main beach at Mount Maunganui will be the stage for ERC’s next weekend.

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This is one of the largest surf life saving competitions in New Zealand, and runs all the same events as Nationals.
Already there are over 900 athletes entered from 39 clubs.
Fitzroy will travel over on Friday with a team of 26 competitors.

On a very sad note, our thoughts are with Hamish’s family, and all the life guards at the Mount, as well as the other clubs that helped.


Congratulations to New Lifeguards

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Carla Moore, Toby Larsen, Moritz Padrutt, Nedas Gavutis, Ryan Clough, Sophie Crewe, Rebecca Livingstone and Sasha Reid. Anja Padrutt gained patrol support. All took part in a week long overnight camp Thanks to Dave Bentley, Adam Fraser , Rhys Clarke, Trent, and Andy for your expertise this week!


This Week’s Reminder

Wear your lifeguard uniform with pride.
Remember what it represents and all the work it took to earn it. You should be visible in it on patrol, and nowhere else.


 

Alison Cole
secretary@fitzroyslsc.co.nz
txt/ph; 021 777856

NPOB Carnival

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The weather was a scorcher, with the breeze dropping, but the surf rising. With a few big sets coming through and a mean beach dump, there were a few casualties amongst the competitors. The Auklanders returned for day two, and once again took the honours. East End finished second, with us third, ahead of NPOB.

Taranaki vs Northern Districts – 23Jan2016

Taranaki vs Northern Districts

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Oakura Beach was busy with competition this weekend.

The Northern District clubs put together a strong team to come down and challenge the best of our region in a one off competition. With a slightly different angle to the usual carnivals, this event was fast, interesting and exciting. The sun came out, but unfortunately so did a pesky breeze, and as usual Oakura rolled in a few good waves to add to fun.
The Northern guys eventually got the better of us, but everyone was a winner with extra practice as we count down the weeks to Nationals. Thanks goes to the Aucklanders’ for making the effort to travel, and for being such good sports. And thanks to the officials for once again being there to make it all happen.

Junior Focus

News Flash!

Hello Hello Hello

This Sunday 24th January we are going to run a short session for Nip Nips, Nippers and Nipper 10’s starting at 9:45 and finishing at 11am. See you there!

Our Oceans team are completing in a regionals carnival at Old Boys in Oakura this Saturday 23rd January starting at 8:30am. They will be completing in a range of events against 120 kids from our region (lower North Island). Pop out and support the kids if get a chance. Good luck Fitzroy kids.

A big “High Five” to all the kids who competed in the Opunake carnival last Sunday. The conditions were tough and our team put in a huge effort and won over all. BOOM!!! Thanks to Wendy Clough for her fabulous organisation and whistle blowing, to Heath for sorting all the gear, to Calum, Todd and Jo for sorting the kids and parents. Thanks parents for getting stuck in and helping run arenas. Opunake are a small Club and they really appreciate all your effort and support. Way to go team! Thats two wins in a row.


 

Club Day

Sunday 31st January 10 am

We are meeting at the Port for our Club Day. This will be a great opportunity for our younger kids to use the boards.

There is NO Surf Club Day during Waitangi weekend. The beach is being used by the Seniors for Taranaki champs. So if you are around, pop down and see some exciting racing. Our Seniors have been away competing at various events lately including Central Regionals. They are looking extremely fit and completing to gain numerous medals. Way to go Lifeguards.

See you all soon, over and out,

Junior Surf Crew